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Top 10 Novels Influenced by Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0436  Thursday, 24 July 2008

[1] From:   Hannibal Hamlin <
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     Date:   Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 15:47:47 -0400
     Subt:   Re: SHK 19.0425 Top 10 Novels Influenced by Shakespeare

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     Date:   Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 16:24:34 +0000
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From:       Hannibal Hamlin <
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Date:       Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 15:47:47 -0400
Subject: 19.0425 Top 10 Novels Influenced by Shakespeare
Comment:    Re: SHK 19.0425 Top 10 Novels Influenced by Shakespeare

A list ripe for debate!

I'd certainly replace some of the more minor titles (I'll leave you to determine 
which these are) with Goethe's _Wilhelm Meister_ and Dickens' _Great 
Expectations_.  Along with Joyce's _Ulysses_, these are surely the greatest 
novels influenced by and alluding to _Hamlet_.

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From:       Nicole Coonradt <
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Date:       Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 16:24:34 +0000
Subject: 19.0425 Top 10 Novels Influenced by Shakespeare
Comment:    Re: SHK 19.0425 Top 10 Novels Influenced by Shakespeare

Since the list was published, Michael Gruber released his _The Book of Air and 
Shadows_ (Harper Collins, 2007), which would make a good addition to the list. 
Perhaps it's been discussed elsewhere at SHAKSPER (I've not searched yet)? It's 
a bit long and somewhat predictable near the end, but Gruber has done his 
homework and the Jacobean English and "ciphered" bits are quite good -- I wanted 
more of the Bracegirdle dairy/letters.

Cheers,
Nicole

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